436: Surrealism.- International Surrealist Exhibition (
***Catalogue of the first international surrealist exhibition organized by Roland Penrose, Herbert Read, André Breton, Paul Eluard, Man Ray, E.L.T.Mesens, Salvador Dali and others, most of whom also contributed to the exhibition. It was opened by Breton, attended by several thousand during its run and included lectures by several of the contributors. "Dali's lecture was delivered whilst wearing a deep-sea diving suit. Nearly suffocating during the presentation, Dali had to be rescued by the young poet David Gascoyne, who arrived with a spanner to release him from the diving helmet." Wikipedia.